Each February and June, the FAA releases a revised sample exam as representation of the current mechanic written test. The agency supplements the sample with an explanation of any revisions made to the test bank. The latest sample exam and "what's new" document is available at www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_questions/.
The February "what's new" document indicated that no changes were made to the test bank. In March, after inquires from industry, the agency released a revised "what's new," communicating the following changes:
Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (ASA) publishes specific changes made to sample exams for each test roll. That analysis can be found at www.asa2fly.com/FAA-Knowledge-Exams-W22C162.aspx.
The council continues to work through the ACS working group to ensure a documented and transparent process for creating, vetting and revising test bank questions. The FAA is currently utilizing the ACS to review and edit the test bank. ATEC Treasurer and Embry-Riddle University Aviation Maintenance Science Department Chairman Chuck Horning is the industry representative on that review board.
Members are encouraged to provide feedback on student experiences while the test bank undergoes revision to coincide with the new ACS. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for updates on everything ATEC members need to know as well as ways that you can help the council and the AMTS community.